Gaming impacts student learning
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As gaming becomes more prevalent in students’ lives, educators are striving to incorporate video games into literacy, math, science, and social studies curriculum to positively impact student learning. The characteristics of video games that appeal to gamers are some of the same components that make these games useful in the educational setting. Through reviewing peer-reviewed and other professional literature, the following chapters define games, focusing primarily on video games, and provide statistics on gaming. Furthermore, this study explains how video games can positively impact learning and offers examples of video games that can be implemented into the regular curriculum to enhance instruction.